Reeko is the man behind the camera, and he says the tea party was a hoot:
The Magic Money Fairy says: “If you don’t give me all your money, I’ll turn you into a goon!”
You can see Reeko’s other video, from the event, here.
Bless his heart, Obama is taking his case for the socialization of the American economy to the heartland. At a town hall meeting in hard hit Elkhart Indiana, Obama stated:
“I am calling on Congress to pass this bill immediately,” Obama said. “Folks here in Elkhart and across America need help right now, and they can’t afford to keep on waiting for folks in Washington to get this done.”
Obama said an independent, bipartisan board would oversee spending to make sure the money was not wasted.
“We’re going to set up an independent board made up of Democrats and Republicans to review how the money is being spent, because we’ve got to make sure that it’s not being wasted on somebody’s special project that may not actually create help for people,” he said.
The Republicans in Congress are trying to help with that right NOW, and he’s not listening to them. What makes Obama think that we would have any confidence in his phony “bipartisan board” later on? Empty promises.
Here are some questions I’d like people to ask Obama at one of these town hall appearances.
•Since you’re interested in bipartisanship, President Obama, how about scrapping that $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program that would be funneled to ACORN, which of course only benefits Democrat election prospects? The Vitter Amendment to ban ACORN funding failed 45-51. The Republicans sure could use some help in stopping this wasteful spending.
•At the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5th, you stated:
“Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife and rebuild what has broken; to lift up those who have fallen on hard times. This is not only our call as people of faith, but our duty as citizens of America, and it will be the purpose of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships that I’m announcing later today.
That sounds awesome…..but it seems at odds with the provision in your stimulus bill that bans any university or college receiving funds to renovate buildings, from allowing “sectarian instruction” or “religious worship” within the facility. This provision would in effect bar the use of campus buildings for groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Hillel, and other religious organizations. The Demint Amendment to strike that language from the Stimulus bill was voted down by the Democrats. That seems designed to “drive us apart”, doesn’t it?
• How is $264 billion (32 percent) in new means-tested welfare spending, stimulative? What about the budgetary gimmicks that will result in an estimated $523 billion in new welfare spending? Does spending like this really belong in a stimulus bill?
There’s no end of good questions that could be asked of Obama about the “Stimulus”. I just haven’t heard any, yet.
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The Pelosi bill was going down in flames in the Senate until two so-called moderate Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins and Arlen Specter, agreed to vote with Democrats. (For more on the deal, check the facts section.)
Harry Reid knows he needs every vote, and is flying in Sen. Ted Kennedy for the vote, expected Monday evening around 5:30. It could take just one Democratic senator to vote “no” to beat this bill. Or Collins and Specter could feel the heat and pull the plug on the deal.
The more pressure from back home that comes in over the next couple of days, the more likely it is to happen.
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Here’s The Old Glory Network with some background on “the dumbest town in America”, Elkhart, Indiana:
Rush thought Obama’s performance at the town hall was uninspired:
Well I see Obama had his first press conference. I missed most of it….(okay, I admit it, I didn’t have the stomach to watch it). Did he get one hard question?
Mark Hemingway at NRO has some thoughts on the press conference. I thought the same thing he did about Obama’s arrogant assumption that the question of the New Deal’s helpfulness was a settled question, when it’s widely believed that it actually extended the depression.
Caught on video: shameful cover-up of the crescent-topped Tower of Voices
For three years, the Flight 93 Memorial Project has been relentlessly dishonest, publicly denying damning facts like the Mecca orientation of the giant crescent while making excuses for these facts in private.
Before the 2007 Memorial Project meeting, Project Partner and Flight 93 family member Patrick White was asked by the press about claims that the giant Crescent of Embrace points to Mecca. He said that all of the claims about what is in the design had been thoroughly investigated and been found to be untrue and “preposterous.”
In private conversation at the meeting itself, White acknowledged the Mecca-orientation of the crescent and made excuses for it, arguing that the almost-exact Mecca orientation cannot be seen as a tribute to Islam because the in-exactness of it would be “disrespectful to Islam.”
It is difficult enough to comprehend how Flight 93 family members can know that the giant crescent does indeed point almost exactly at Mecca, as critics are claiming, and still be okay with it. But White and the other Project Partners are going even further. They are knowingly covering up this damning information, and even flat lying to the public about it.
Whatever the explanation, this is what we are up against. Memorial Project participants know that the press will only cover our denunciations of the crescent design in those rare instances where we are able to mount a substantial public protest. Since the press never checks the facts, Project partners just issue whatever denials will get them through that news cycle, no matter how dishonest.
The above video
An example of this shameless misdirection was caught on video at last summer’s Memorial Project meeting. Alec Rawls, who made the trip to Somerset PA along with Tom Burnett Sr. (father of Flight 93 hero Tom Jr.), directed public attention to the crescent-topped Tower of Voices. A full-color advertisement in the Somerset newspaper showed the public what the Memorial Project and the press would not: that the Tower of Voices is topped with an Islamic shaped crescent, soaring in the sky above the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes:
At the meeting, Patrick White castigated Rawls for showing the meeting this artist’s rendering of the crescent topped tower, even as this very same graphic was on display by the Memorial Project itself just outside of the courtroom where the meeting was taking place.
White angrily denounced any suggestion that the approved plans for the memorial were indicative of what would actually be built, clearly implying that the crescent topped tower is no longer part of the planned memorial. Yet White had asserted exactly the opposite just three months earlier, when he and other family members involved with the Memorial Project declared that they would fight to build the design as approved:
Commission Chairman John Reynolds said he anticipated that people who opposed the memorial design would present a petition to throw it out.
But family members yesterday said they will work tirelessly to have the monument completed according to the design by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
“We’re standing up and saying, ‘Enough.’ We’re proponents of the winning design,” said Patrick White, whose cousin, Louis “Joey” Nacke II, died on Flight 93.
Mr. White said his group rejected any wholesale change to the design but allowed that it would have to be modified as it shifts from paper to reality.
However, Mr. White added, “They’re not going to be changed based upon the idea that someone sees crescents everywhere.”
This was shortly after our blogburst group started hitting hard on the crescent-topped tower, which the Project Partners are known to have been angry about. In effect, White was directly insisting that the Tower would not be changed just because people were upset about its crescent shape.
The press ignored White’s implied denial that the crescent shaped tower will be built
If the crescent shaped tower is actually to be removed, or changed to some other shape, that is a significant concession, and should have been widely reported, at least by the western Pennsylvania press, but it was not mentioned in any newspaper.
Has the blatant Islamic-Supremacist symbolism of the crescent-topped tower actually penetrated the thick skulls of Patrick White and his cohorts? That is doubtful. When they only faced blogosphere pressure over the crescent-topped tower, their response was angry insistence that the design would NOT be altered. The difference in August was that everyone they had to deal with face-to-face had just seen the crescent topped tower in the local newspaper. The difference was exposure.
Since the press went on to cover up what we worked so hard to expose, there is no reason to think that the Memorial Project will change the design at all. They managed to sneak their cover-up through one more news cycle, which is all they have ever cared about.
Not that any tweaking of the design could ever make it anything but a terrorist memorial mosque in any case. The Tower, for instance, will still be a year round accurate Islamic prayer-time sundial, regardless of any change to the Tower’s profile. (The Memorial Project knows about this too, and makes utterly dishonest excuses for it.)
Better stand up and fight America, or there WILL be a terrorist memorial mosque on the Flight 93 crash site.
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Via The American Thinker, Google explains:
Though the spirit of change may be in the air in Washington, some things apparently stay the same. Yes, the old online prank called “Googlebombing” returned for a brief while recently, when Google searches for the words words [failure] and [cheerful achievement] returned President Obama’s biography as the top result.You may remember this issue from a few years ago, when the query [miserable failure] led to the biography of President Bush. For some reason, all those links pointing to the Bush bio were redirected to Obama’s. Some people have asked in the past whether these results are a sign of political bias on Google’s part, and we’ve explained that this isn’t the case.Rather than edit these prank results by hand, we developed an algorithm a few years ago to detect Googlebombs. We tend not to run it all the time, because it takes some computing power to process our entire web index and because true Googlebombs are quite rare (we joke around the Googleplex that more articles have been written about Googlebombs than there are actual examples of Googlebombs).
Kudos to Google for springing into action so quickly. These childish internet pranks are ridiculous; just ask George W. Bush, who endured the prank for six and a half years before Google decided to re-run their algorithm.
Hat tip: Moonbattery
Do unicorns lay eggs? They must:
Here’s what Michelle Malkin found out about this stunning work of craftsmanship:
The wooden sculpture that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office combines African tribal tradition with a poignant message. Obtained on a 2006 visit to his ancestral Kenya, the “Egg of Power” symbolizes the fragility of chiefly power: According to an ancient proverb, power is like an egg; if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from grasp.
Hmmm…He obtained “the egg of power” back in 2006. Hubris?
It’s a good thing the egg of power is made of wood, because if Obama, and the rest of the Dems go after talk radio, the way they’re signaling they will, a non-symbolic egg of power would make a big, huge mess in the oval office, and we can’t have that.
Incidentally, in case you’re wondering…yes, of course, for a small fee, ($100.00) you can have one too.
Also seen at Michelle Malkin’s is a pocket sized “little blue book” (reminiscent of Mao’s Little Red Book) filled with Obama’s most inspiring quotes on sale for a mere $49.50.
Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama’s speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.
That last bit, I *think* is a joke…
More awesome Obama items:
In office less than a week, and Obama is already receiving sharp criticism from the Vatican:
The Times of India reported:
ROME: A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for “arrogance” for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas.
It is “the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily.
Fisichella is president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, one of a number of so-called pontifical academies which are formed by or under the direction of the Holy See.
“What is important is to know how to listen… without locking oneself into ideological visions with the arrogance of a person who, having the power, thinks they can decide on life and death,” he added.
Obama signed the executive order cancelling the eight-year-old restrictions on Friday, the third full day of his presidency.
“If this is one of the first acts of President Obama, with all due respect, it seems to me that the path towards disappointment will have been very short,” Fisichella said.
“I do not believe that those who voted for him took into consideration ethical themes, which were astutely left aside during the election debate. The majority of the American population does not take the same position as the president and his team,” he added.
American Catholics who voted for Obama shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed. Anyone paying attention would have known this was coming. And the “path towards disappointment” has only begun. Also on his agenda is the Freedom of Choice Act, which would eliminate restrictions on abortions nationwide. Obama, who has such magnanimous mercy for the hardened Jihadists at GITMO, has set his sights on the defenseless unborn.
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Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
Another stealth jihadist plants another evil hidden Islamic message
What could be as evil as sneaking a memorial to the 9/11 terrorists onto the Flight 93 crash site? How about sneaking a hidden message of Islamic indoctrination into the soundtrack if an adorable baby doll, repeated every 30 seconds to thousands of 2-5 year old girls without parental knowledge?
If you haven’t heard it before, check out this AP video from October:
If Mattel wants to sell a doll that Muslim parents can use to brainwash their own toddlers, they need to label the doll as Islamic. Instead, Mattel has been engaged in outright cover-up for three months now, claiming that they “did a lot of tests” and found that the doll “just coos and says ‘mama’.”
Liars. If they even listened to the sound track they are fully aware that the suspicious segment is completely unlike the rest of the recording. In contrast to the inarticulate coos and burbles of the otherwise quite compelling baby sounds, the offending part is very clearly a sentence, almost staccato in its articulation.
The AP video above only contains the offending sentence itself. Here is the full sound track (five inserted indoctrinations in 2 minutes):
How many thousands of two year old girls are right now having their hearts opened by this doll’s repeated love cries, only to have a jihadist jab in his poison needle a hundred times an hour? This is the Islam of al Qaeda: a self proclaimed religion of deceit, using deceit to snake its tendrils around the most vulnerable members of our society.
Release the uncompressed audio file
Mattel’s claim that the injected sentence contains no Islamic message is just as fraudulent as its claim that there is no sentence. Here is a slowed down version of the sound-track:
The exact intonation is either “Islam is the light,” or “Iglam is the light.” Since “iglam” is not a word, and since the full segment is clearly spoken as a sentence, the intended word has to be Islam.
Mattel says that the doll’s audio “may be imprecise or distorted” because “the original sound track is compressed.” So why don’t they release the uncompressed file?
No one is hearing things that are not there. Mattel suggests that people are being influenced by “the power of suggestion,” but we can test that hypothesis.
If people can hear whatever they want, then they should also be able to hear a superficially similar Christian message: “Aslan is the light.” Yet even in compressed form, the recording very clearly does NOT say Aslan. The vowels and consonants are distinct. Mattel is in effect denying that there is such a thing as language.
This too is very similar to the Memorial Project. Defenders of the giant Mecca-oriented crescent fantasize in the newspaper that anyone can see Mecca-oriented crescents wherever they want, if they just look for them. No. The only reason anyone can see a half-mile wide Mecca-oriented crescent in the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 is because architect Paul Murdoch put one there.
Mattel needs to conduct a real investigation and it needs to be transparent
Why should anyone ever buy a Mattel toy again when Mattel’s response to clear evidence that their toys are being used in a plot against children is an obviously dishonest cover up? It would make a lot more sense, if they want to stay in business, to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation of how the clearly out-of-place and apparently subversive segment of the sound track got included. The forensic history is on their hard drives. Mattel should uncover the jihadist plotters in their employ, or in the employ of their sub-contractors, then refer them to the FBI and sue them for fraud.
There is even reason to think that the plot goes beyond just the sound track, and involves the entire the Cuddle and Coo doll project. According to the Muslim ex-Marine who blogs as 5-Pillar Column, Mattel’s doll is also wearing a “hijab” (used by fundamentalist Muslim women to hide their hair).
Like the Islamic symbol shapes in the Flight 93 memorial, this is something that western society is not attuned to, so we don’t notice it, but Muslims immediately do. That doll has its hair covered:
5 Pillar speculates that it is the hijab that is causing “bigots” to take offense, but he seems to be the first one to have noticed that the doll can be seen as wearing a hijab.
Some versions of the doll show a wisp of hair, as Sharia law allows for girls, but all have the look of a proper hijab.
Pink version, shows wisp if hair. The hijab-like hair covering remains. (From MAMA’s Label That Doll home page.)
By itself, the possible hijab would be nothing, but together with the clearly articulated message of Islamic indoctrination, it suggests that the entire Cuddle and Coo team needs to be investigated. If Mattel is not forthcoming, the recourse is obvious.
Duped parents should sue Mattel into bankruptcy
Company officers evidently think that denial is the least damaging strategy for Mattel’s reputation and profitability. They need to be proved wrong. By covering up clear evidence that its product is being used as the vehicle for a jihadist plot against the children of its customers, Mattel has opened itself to tremendous liability. If they get sued into oblivion for the harm to children that their fraudulent denials are enabling, it will let other companies know that cover-up is not a good business decision.
Mattel did stop including the suspicious portion of the sound track in new production of their “Cuddle & Coo” doll, but instead of issuing a recall of the original dolls, the company is assuring the public that the warnings of Islamic intent have been investigated and been found to be without merit. That leaves untold thousands of these assault-toys preying on the minds of toddlers whose parents have been given false assurances, which continue to this day.
Here is Mattel’s October 17th statement:
The power of suggestion has a lot to do with it. Our department did a lot of tests. It just coos and says ‘mama.’ We will not be pulling the doll.
The Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo dolls feature realistic baby sounds including cooing, giggling, and baby babble with no real sentence structure. The only scripted word the doll says is “mama.”
There is a sound that may resemble something close to the word “night, right, or light.” To avoid any potential misinterpretation, we have eliminated that segment of the sound file from future production.
Because the original sound track is compressed into a file that can be played through an inexpensive toy speaker, actual sounds may be imprecise or distorted.
We remain confident in the high quality standards of our Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo dolls.
By persisting in its dishonest denials, Mattel may have sealed its legal doom. Any lied-to parents out there who want to get rich in the service of a most important cause?
The Memorial Project is also headed for legal trouble. The Mecca orientation of the giant Crescent of Embrace makes it a mihrab—the central feature around which every mosque is built—and it is unconstitutional to build a mosque as a national memorial.
Like the memorial project, Mattel got duped by a stealth jihadist. In the middle of our ongoing hot and cold wars against Islamic supremacism, such things are going to happen. 9/11 exposed the nature of our terror war enemies: that they hide amongst us, pretending to be trustworthy friends while plotting acts of war. There is no shame in being the victim of Islamic deception.
What is inexcusable is to be willfully blind to Islamic plots once they are uncovered. Flight 93 is supposed to be the symbol of our woken vigilance, yet time and again we see this anti-spirit of Flight 93: a determined refusal to be vigilant, enabling even discovered plots to proceed.
All who have learned about the hidden Islamic messages in either the jihadist baby doll or the Flight 93 memorial, please learn about the other. Maybe together we can stop them both.
(Nice Deb, here.)
Ehhhh…I’m not seeing the hijab, with all due respect to Alec…..lot’s of babydolls, (and actual babies) wear caps, and cute hats, but the doll does seem to be clearly articulating “Islam is the light”. Even if it was just a coincidence, I don’t see why Mattel doesn’t just admit it, and order a recall. Imagine the outcry if a (presumably secular) doll seemed to be saying “Jesus is the light”.
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Did you know that the “distinguished lawyer”, Michelle Obama has been inactive since 1993? And that it may not have been her choice?
Michelle Obama was apparently court ordered to inactive status by the ARDC in 1993, after only four years of practicing law. Why?
This page seems to have been scrubbed, but note that the screenshot says, No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.
The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission is “an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court, is responsible for maintaining current records of registration and discipline information for lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois, investigating allegations of misconduct by lawyers, and prosecuting the cases where a lawyer’s misconduct suggests a threat to the public or to the integrity of the legal profession”.
I wonder what she did?
The probable explanation, as offered by the legendary Wickedpinto, in the comments – Non payment of dues. In late 1992 she left her job at Sidley Austin to became an assistant to Mayor Daley and then became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a community activist group.
A reader brought this to my attention, from the ARDC Website, which I believe clears things up:
Prior to November 1, 1999, former Supreme Court Rule 770 provided for a proceeding in the Court for any voluntary transfer to inactive status, whether because of some incapacitating condition or solely as a matter of the lawyer’s preference because the lawyer would not be practicing law.
The current registration rules provide a procedure for lawyers on Court-ordered inactive status under former Supreme Court Rule 770 who might wish to register. Whatever registration status the lawyer wishes to assume (active, inactive, or retired), the lawyer must first file a motion with the Supreme Court for restoration to active status under Rule 759. The motion process is necessary to screen for those who transferred due to circumstances that require some review of present fitness, and the motions will be contested only in such cases. In all other cases, the ARDC will consent to the transfer, and when a consent is submitted, the Supreme Court typically allows the motion within a few weeks of when it is filed.
Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs
More on that fishy Obama/Resko land deal….apparently an attorney for Tony Rezko is listed as the owner and taxpayer for Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion. With Fitzgerald’s renewed interest in this case, things could get a little dicey for Obama, (as they should have, long before now).
The group Area Chicago last weekend held a benefit auction of goods include a backpack, a massage, and “dinner for 4 from Bill Ayers at Bill and Bernadine’s house,” which started at $30.
A person who was there emails that the final price for that one was $450.
Blech. I’ve just been hit with an overwhelming case of the shivering douchechills.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
Via The MN Sec of State:
|Nov. 4 Ballots Cast for Norm Coleman||909114|
|Nov. 4 Ballots Cast for Al Franken||890899|
|RECOUNT Number of Ballots for Coleman (as recounted)||908063||41.95|
|RECOUNT Number of Ballots for Franken (as recounted)||889891||41.11|
|RECOUNT Number of All Other Ballots (as recounted)||363852||16.81|
|RECOUNT COLEMAN and Other Ballots Challenged By FRANKEN||1401||0.06|
|RECOUNT FRANKEN and Other Ballots Challenged By COLEMAN||1400||0.06|
It appears that Al Franken is determined to drag this thing out for as long as he possibly can.
The Star Trib reports that one woman was an election judge in one county, and a Franken observer in another:
At the tables where the U.S. Senate recount is being conducted across the state, workers wear one of two hats: Either they’re a nonpartisan election judge doing the counting, or they’re a volunteer for the candidates, keeping an eye on the counting.
But a woman from Breckenridge wore both hats, on different days in neighboring counties.
For two days last week, Maggie Vertin watched Otter Tail County’s recount in Fergus Falls, volunteering for Al Franken’s campaign. On Saturday, she worked as a Wilkin County election judge in her hometown.
For all the latest on the MN recount, see MN Democrats Exposed.
Because it’s an important story and more people should see it. Originally posted on Oct. 29:
Former Weather Underground leader William Ayers was aided by Fidel Castro’s Cuba in the 1970s, according to an FBI report:
The 400-page report, a copy of which was obtained by the New York Times, revealed that Cuban intelligence officers in the General Directorate of Intelligence (known by its initials in Spanish as the DGI, Cuba’s equivalent of the CIA) set up the Venceremos Brigades in which WUO members participated.
“The ultimate objective of the DGI’s participation in the setting up of the Venceremos Brigades was “the recruitment of individuals who are politically oriented and who someday may obtain a position, elective or appointive, somewhere in the U.S. Government, which would provide the Cuban Government with access to political, economic and military intelligence.” (Italics CFP’s).
“Three years before militant members of the students for a Democratic Society split off to form the Weather Underground Organization in 1970, North Vietnamese and Cuban officials were influencing radical antiwar strategy through foreign meetings. Many of those meetings were held in Communist countries, including Hungary, Czechoslovakia and North Vietnam,” said the report.
“After the Weathermen went “underground” in 1970 when many of them were being sought by the FBI on criminal charges, Cuban intelligence officers were in touch with them from both the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Cuban Embassy in Canada.”
In fact according to the report, Ayers played a primary role in the Venceremos Brigades, a role revealed courtesy of Larry Grathwohl, a man publicly described as the “most effective informer the FBI ever placed among the Weathermen.”
Davidson and Tom Hayden take credit for having launched in 1969 the “Venceremos Brigades,” which covertly transported hundreds of young Americans to Cuba to help harvest sugar cane and interact with Havana’s communist revolutionary leadership. (The Brigades were organized by Fidel Castro‘s Cuban intelligence agency, which trained “brigadistas” in guerrilla warfare techniques, including the use of arms and explosives.)
Many years later, Davidson would reflect on his SDS days when he, along with Dave Dellinger and Tom Hayden, had taken advantage of an opportunity to converse at length with President Castro. Said Davidson: “He [Castro] is a remarkable man, with a photographic memory, wide knowledge and keen insights…. We should all wish Fidel and Cuba well, and double our voices against the blockcade.”
Dr. Sanity warns us that Ayers is dead serious about his “social justice”, as Larry Grathwohl, the FBI eyewitness informant, who attended meetings of the Weather Underground, attested some years ago in an interview from the video, “No Place To Hide” :
Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what’s going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, the North Vietnamese, the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re‑educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, “Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t re‑educate, that are die-hard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they’d have to eliminate 25 million people in these re‑education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.
Here’s Grathwohl on the Venceremos Brigades:
Grathwohl: Most of the people that had no prior experience, let’s say the average Weatherman, if there is such a thing, they were sent to Cuba for training in Cuba. When the Venceremos Brigades were first being organized, I had a part in that, myself and a guy named Robert Burlingham were assigned the responsibility for organizing the first and second Venceremos Brigade in Ohio. I was told at that time that the only reason that the Venceremos Brigade existed was so that the Weathermen could send people and other terrorist organizations in the United States could send people to Cuba for training. Also, Tri‑Continental played a significant role in Weathermen activities, the leadership was in constant contact with Tricontinentale and that particular organization is funded by the DGI. I was told after my experience with the Weathermen that many of the people sent to Cuba on the Venceremos Brigade were approached by agents of the DGI and I also know that the DGI is controlled by the KGB.
Ayers has not limited himself to just involvement with Cuba: On October 9, 2008, an Investor’s Business Daily editorial reported:
Obama says he barely knows him, but in the years when he was meeting and serving together on the Annenberg Challenge and the Woods Fund, as well as launching his career with a fundraiser in Ayers’ Che Guevara-festooned house, Ayers made at least four Marxist pilgrimages to Caracas to praise Chavez’s dictatorial regime.
He sits on the board of a Venezuelan government think tank called Miranda International Center, focused on bringing Cuba-style education to Venezuelan school children.
Recent polls show this turning of schools toward Marxist indoctrination terrifies average Venezuelans. Venezuelan dissidents also accuse Miranda of rewriting constitutions in South America to grant leftist leaders absolute power, with some saying Ayers had a role in 2007’s effort to give Chavez total power inside Venezuela.
It’s not surprising. Ayers’ violent methods may have influenced Chavez’s rise to power in 1998. Like Ayers’ terrorists, Chavez’s campaign began with Weather Underground-style hijackings of bank trucks. At the same time, captured computer documents show that Chavez took $150,000 from FARC while in prison.
See Hot Air for clip from a 2006 interview of Bill Ayers, with Venezuelan socialist Luis Bonilla-Molina. Notice how he uses the term “teaching moment” to describe the Weather Underground experience; the same narcissistic terminology used by Barack Obama after his widely acclaimed (by fawning MSM) race speech.
Ominously, according to “The Real Barack Obama” Bill and Bernadine Ayers returned to Cuba, just last month.
If the MSM had any difficulty, or even cared about, finding unrepentant domestic terrorist and Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers, or his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, during a week this past September, it was perhaps because they didn’t know where to look — or, most likely, weren’t looking.
The radical couple had made a little offshore visit to that four-letter island off Florida’s coast in the company of this lady, Chicago composer, flutist, and performance artist — and longtime Kenwood resident, a.k.a. Obama neighbor, and supporter — Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Co-Artistic Director of CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble in Chicago since 1989, and wife of University of Chicago English and Art History professor W.J.T. Mitchell, also an Obama supporter.
How do we know? Well, thanks to sharp-eyed RBO reader jr, we have the Winter 2008 CUBE Ensemble newsletter that says so.
See the Real Barack Obama for screenshot of newsletter.
See also Cold Fury for more information.
RELATED disturbing news:
An important report from photojournalist extraordinaire, Zombie, who has been investigating Obama’s years at Columbia University in New York:
Barack Obama would have you believe that the bombings by the radical domestic terrorists known as The Weather Underground were something that happened “when I was eight years old” and with which he had absolutely no connection. And while it is true that their bombings started when Obama was eight years old, they actually continued until he was twenty years old. And, incredibly, the life of Barack Obama and the terror campaign of the Weather Underground nearly intersected on the evening of September 26, 1981 at an anti-Apartheid protest which turned violent at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
I’m tempted to say they may have intersected, rather than just “nearly.” But I don’t know for sure.
Keep reading at Zombietime.
MORE RELATED disturbing news (Oct. 29):
Back in July, Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force” here in America. He claimed It would be just as well funded as the US military.
Gateway Pundit notes:
Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama’s security plan is already practiced.
Not in America but in Marxist regimes.
Gusano at Babalu grew up with a civilian national security force… in Cuba:
Basically, what Obama is talking about is creating a Committee for the Defense of Liberal Ideology and Political correctness funded by a half trillion taxpayer dollars. National Security for this crowd is not about stopping terrorists from killing our children. National Security means to teach our children to understand the terrorists and their motivations so that our children can learn how to live their lives submissively so as not to offend the sensitivities of the very sensitive America haters.
Their version of National Security is to force you to act for the common good of society and not in your own best interest. Since this goes against human nature, the half trillion dollar “Civilian National Security Force” will have to force Americans to change their nature and create a new citizen that is self sacrificing and collective in nature-an ant-like new man, like Che’s and Fidel’s new man.
This concept is eerily similar to the Castroite CDR block snitch network that I grew up with only better funded and more ideologically pure.
I wonder where he got the idea?
More on the FBI report, today at CFP:
“The ideological mating between the American radical left and the Vietnamese Communist, with Fidel Castro playing matchmaker, exploded in…the streets of Chicago,” the FBI report discloses. “It is love that feeds the inextinguishable hate against the United States.”
Ayer’s, who dodged prison because of a prosecutorial misconduct, has reinvented himself as a “distinguished scholar” who holds court in the antechambers of Chicago’s radicals. Why he chose to associate and work with the then unknownremains a mystery.
Perhaps, the FBI report offers an answer, “Good revolutionaries are never deterred by odds.” If so, maybe Ayers’ gamble and investment in Obama’s political career might pay off.
I should say so.
UPDATE (NOV 4):
New information about Obama/Ayers relationship according to Global Labor:
The relationship between the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, the founder and leader of the now defunct terrorist organization Weather Underground, is deeper and closer than currently understood, according to an individual who has had a senior role in the Obama candidacy that has included direct contact with the candidate.
The Weather Underground was responsible for a series of bombings during the 1970s that caused extensive property damage. Three of the Underground’s own members died when a bomb exploded accidentally in a New York town house in 1970. Among the dead was Ayers’ girl friend at the time, Diana Oughton.
The source has stated that Obama and Ayers have a direct personal relationship that extends back to the 1980s and that there are now close ties between both Michelle and Barack Obama and Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, also a former leader of the Weather Underground. Global Labor believes the source to be highly credible but has not been able to confirm independently the comments made by the source.
The source has said that either Obama himself or his wife Michelle communicate with Ayers or Dohrn on a regular basis, up to “several times a week,” including discussions about the “vetting” of potential advisors to the campaign as well as potential appointments to staff positions in the new administration should Obama win the presidential race.
The source continues to support the Obama candidacy but has expressed serious concern about the influence of what is known in the campaign as the “Ayers camp” on the candidate.
The Obama campaign itself has officially denied the existence of a close relationship between Ayers and Obama and continues to quote on its website mainstream media sources that contend that connections between the two are “tenuous.”
If you are horrified by all of this…you have every reason to be.
Please….go out and vote for McCain today, even if you have to plug your nose.
Listen up, America. Fred tells it like it is:
Hat tip: Bruce
Saw this in the comment section of a post at Hillbuzz…it confirms much of what we have suspected:
Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.
I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.
I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.
The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.
We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”
We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.
We did this the whole primary and it worked.
Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.
This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.
Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.
People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”
Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.
We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.
see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”
The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.
Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill Oreilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.
This is why nothing sticks.
The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.
There is no true inauguration draft or true grant park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.
Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.
There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.
The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as america, so I am now supporting John Mccain.
Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.
this is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.
We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, its a lie. David is very smart, but its a sticky ugly not very truthful kind of intelligence.
Its not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And its a hill to climb.
I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.
I wish you all well, and goodluck.
PS my name is not really sarah. but I am a female and I understand your plight.
I thought that was worth sharing.
Hat tip: Jim D at Ace’s.
Expect to see this in an ad in the days to come:
Obama, In September 2007: ‘Subprime lending started off as a good idea — helping Americans buy homes who previously couldn’t afford to.’
Are we looking at a potential “October Surprise” or October Fizzle?
I’m thinking the latter, but not for lack of trying on the part of the O campaign and the MSM, (but I repeat myself):
Hat tip: Flopping Aces.